Commercial vehicles such as tractor-trailers are responsible for delivering many of the goods and necessities American citizens use daily. However, traveling near these massive trucks can be daunting for even the most experienced drivers. Truck accidents involving passenger vehicles are far more likely to be fatal. Colorado drivers need to stay focused and be extra cautious when sharing the road with tractor-trailers.
Man dies in accident with tractor-trailer
Recently in Custer County, a driver was killed when his vehicle was hit by a tractor-trailer. The crash happened during the afternoon hours along Highway 69 just south of Westcliffe. According to accident reports, the driver of a northbound tractor-trailer crossed the centerline at a curve in the roadway and overturned the truck. As the tractor-trailer rolled over, reports said it crushed a southbound SUV and also collided with a southbound pickup truck.
Tragically, authorities said the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Reportedly, the driver of the pickup truck and the driver of the tractor-trailer were both injured and taken to a local hospital for treatment. Police said speed may have played a role in the accident.
A legal representative can help
The U.S. economy is booming, so there are more tractor-trailers on roadways than ever before. It’s not a matter of if accidents will happen, but when. In Colorado, the surviving family members of those killed due to negligence in truck accidents can get help by seeking the services of a trusted legal representative. A lawsuit, if successful, could result in much-needed compensation to help families with monetary losses and end-of-life expenses.